Category Archives: Grenadier

RA-99 Demo Track: Contaminate Your Speakers

In this video demonstration we present a music track made entirely with sounds from the Grendel RA-99 Grenadier, plus synthetic speech from our MIDI Narrator. After the music track, the video presents a walk-through of how the sounds were created in detail. Annotated subtitles explain how to patch the RA-99 to get distorted bass drums, pink noise percussion, acid tones, and lead sounds. There is also a close up of how the synthetic voice is assembled in a DAW piano roll editor, using a MIDI keyboard map to arrange the SP0256A-AL2 allophones into words.

Rare Waves / Grendel synth demo

Grendel RA-99 Grenadier : Preview

Sneak preview of the T.B.A. Grendel RA-99 Grenadier!

Drone Funk

Synthesizer demo with Grendel DC-2e Drone Commander 2 Eurorack and Grendel RA-9 Grenadier. Two tracks of DC-2e, one track of RA-9, plus a touch of mystery synth. Grendel synthesizers are available from I/O Music Technology, Detroit Modular, Switched On, NoiseBug, Perfect Circuit Audio, Analogue Haven, Noise Kitchen, and SchneidersLaden.

Triple Grendel synth jam

Demonstrating some sounds you can get with the Grendel DC-2e Eurorack voice modules, and the Grendel RA-9 Grenadier. And a third, mystery synth!

Grendel synthesizers are available from I/O Music Technology, Detroit Modular, Switched On, NoiseBug, Perfect Circuit Audio, Analogue Haven, Noise Kitchen, SchneidersLaden.

DC-2e and RA-9

Demoing the Grendel RA-9 Grenadier and DC-2e Drone Commander 2.  A sequenced LFO effect is obtained by patching the Grenadier’s sequencer output to the LFO CV input of DC-2e.  The track was composed with MIDI in Reaper DAW software, using a 4-channel MIDI-to-CV converter to interface the analog intruments.  The analog snare drum and bass drum are new prototype designs in development here at Rare Waves…

F-Sharp Fantasy

‘F-Sharp Fantasy’ .. All sounds in this track were created with the Grendel RA-9 Grenadier semi-modular analog synth. We used Reaper for MIDI sequencing, and a Vermona QMI for MIDI-CV conversion to control the Grenadier by CV-Gate. One Grenadier was used in creating this track, and the composition was built up in layers through overdubbing. Grenadier’s onboard trigger loop sequencer was used to alter the gate pattern of the bassline to add variation. The only non-stock sounds are the whispery percussion effects created by connecting a pink noise source to the Grenadier’s EXT.IN jack. 2015 Rare Waves LLC.

Bass Jam in E

‘Bass Jam in E’ .. All sounds in this track were created with the Grendel RA-9 Grenadier semi-modular analog synth. We used Reaper for MIDI sequencing, and a Vermona QMI for MIDI-CV conversion to control the Grenadier by CV-Gate. One Grenadier was used in creating this track, and the composition was built up in layers through overdubbing. The onboard analog sequencer was used to modify the LFO rate in rhythmic patterns. The only non-stock sounds are the whispery percussion effects created by connecting a pink noise source to the Grenadier’s EXT.IN jack. 2015 Rare Waves LLC.

Grendel Grenadier

Available soon!